PSYC22003 - Thesis I

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Thesis I (PSYC22003) is the first of two research units that form the cornerstone of the research component of the Master of Clinical Psychology. In this unit you will work under supervision to develop and submit a research proposal, Gantt chart and ethics application, which must be passed in order to progress to Thesis II (PSYC22004) in Term 2. These tasks will prepare you for data collection, analysis and interpretation and is linked to Thesis II (PSYC22004), thereby developing the research skills necessary for working as a Clinical Psychologist.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Student resources all need to be available through Moodle (i.e. Thesis Manual and ethics documents) rather than the specific University drive, for easier student access.
Recommendation
All documents needed by students will be available on the unit Moodle site.
Action Taken
All documents are available on the unit Moodle site, with additional relevant documents uploaded as they become available (e.g. a document which details changes from APA6 to APA7 formatting requirements).
Source: Students evaluations
Feedback
The list of supervisors listed in the Manual was out of date.
Recommendation
The list of available supervisors will be updated annually.
Action Taken
The supervisor list was updated this year and will need to be updated prior to the release of the manual each year.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students would like more interaction with the unit coordinator, and their cohort.
Recommendation
Begin running a fortnightly drop-in session where students can access the unit coordinator, and other students, via Zoom. For students who can't attend the session, a fortnightly summary may be included on the News Forum on the unit Moodle site.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Some incorrect information in the Thesis Manual, particularly related to submission dates.
Recommendation
All errors will be corrected, and dates will be in line with information provided in the Unit Profile.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
More resources should be made available to students to assist in the preparation of the assessment pieces.
Recommendation
Make multiple, helpful resources available on the Moodle - for example, statistical analysis guides or links to online training in research skills.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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